Latest News About Black Holes

A black hole is a location in space that possesses so much gravity, nothing can escape its pull, even light. Learn more about what black holes are and the latest news.
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Why Do Supermassive Black Holes Erupt?
Shifting Coronas Around Black Holes
October 29th, 2015
The powerful X-ray flares seen erupting from supermassive black holes are tied to the motion of these behemoths' surrounding "coronas," mysterious features that are sources of high-energy light, a new study suggests.
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Star-Crossed Lovers? Two Suns Caught Smooching
Hottest and Most Massive Contact Binary System
October 21st, 2015
It's a make-out session on a cosmic scale: Two incredibly hot stars, spinning in a tight orbit around one another, appear to be "kissing." But the pair won't be kissing for long: They appear to be headed toward a cataclysmic demise.
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Milky Way's Monster Black Hole Belches Big, But Why?
Supermassive Black Hole in Sagittarius A*
October 26th, 2015
The monster back hole at the center of the Milky Way belched out an exceptionally high number of powerful X-ray flares in August 2014 — did the beast chow down on a passing gas cloud, or is this typical for black holes?
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Colliding Galaxies Shock Particle Cloud Back to Life
Abell 1033
October 14th, 2015
A once-bright cloud of electrons is being shocked back to life by a collision between two galaxy clusters.
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'Spooky Action at a Distance' Author George Musser Talks Physics Loopholes
'Spooky Action at a Distance'
November 10th, 2015
There's something strange going on in the universe that calls into question scientists' basic assumptions about space and time — but most people don't notice those conflicts unless they know where to look.
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